09/19/14 5:30pm

For this Flashback Friday post, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (Remember A League of Their Own?) is highlighted as they go through spring training in Alexandria, Virginia in the 1940s.

In this vintage footage, the Fort Wayne Daisies and the Racine Belles are getting ready for the upcoming season in Alexandria and Dottie Schroeder, one of the most famous players from that era, is highlighted.

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09/19/14 2:45pm

Your extraordinary House of the Day in the historic district of Alexandria, Virginia

I have been blogging about some gorgeous homes as our house of the day in the  Alexandria Historic District. You can see the them at this link.

This one, while it sits in the Historic District, was built in 1999. I snapped this because I LOVE the look of the house and the front door here. What do you think??

(Inspired by PoPville)

09/19/14 1:00pm

Put it away – uncar for a day

Car Free Day 2014

Join your fellow commuters like me for part of a worldwide movement to celebrate more sustainable forms of transportation on Car Free Day, Monday September 22. Go car-free or car-lite and make a difference by bicycling, walking, teleworking, carpooling or taking transit.

When you take the Car Free Day Pledge you become eligible to win great prizes like an Apple iPad.

To pledge to go car free, click this link.

To learn more about Car Free Day, click this link.

09/19/14 10:55am

This is an update to this post.

MV Big Flea

The MV Big Flea is hosting a mini Flea pop-up yard sale TOMORROW (9/20) from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM at 114 Hume Avenue in Del Ray (between Mt. Vernon and Dewitt). Swing by to get great deals on Flea housewares, glassware, art, toys, and furniture and much, much more. Don’t need any more stuff? Come by anyway to say hi and pick up some sweet treats! The little Fleas will be hosting a bake sale to raise additional funds.

All proceeds from the pop-up yard sale and bake sale benefit the Mount Vernon Community School.

Tomorrow is sale-only Flea event (no drop offs, as our temp storage is filled to the gills!), but save your treasures just a few more weeks and we’ll be able to take them when we get the keys to our spacious new storage unit in October! In the meantime, if you have a sudden case of clutter-itis or junque-phobia, you can contact your friendly Flea operators at mvbigfleadonations@gmail.com for help.

Don’t forget to follow the MV Big Flea on Facebook to get sneak peeks of tomorrow’s sale, and to see what’s new in our virtual showroom (hint: there’s a lot!). New merchandise is being added daily.